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Cumberland County approves green projects to fund with Marcellus shale drilling fees

Cumberland County commissioners voted on Tuesday to award 10 area park and trail projects with funding brought into the county from the state's collection of Marcellus shale drilling impact fees.  

Shale gas provides largest share of U.S. natural gas production in 2013

Total U.S. natural gas gross withdrawals reached a new high at 82 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in 2013, with shale gas wells becoming the largest source of total natural gas production.  

Butler County firm Deep Well Services tackles tough gas wells

When Deep Well Services' clients started talking about drilling higher-pressure gas wells with longer horizontal reach, they moved right into the Zelienople firm's sweet spot.  

Population Change and Marcellus Shale Development

The Center for Rural Pennsylvania commissioned a Marcellus Shale Impacts study, the first looking at population changes and Marcellus shale development.  

County to spend millions of impact fee dollars in coming year

The proposed $68.2 million Bradford County budget for 2015, which was unveiled Thursday, is 7 percent larger than the current county budget, mainly because the county is stepping up its spending of impact fee dollars.  

Sunoco cited by DEP for Little Mingo Creek discharge

Sunoco Logistics violated environmental standards when its subcontractor discharged about 5,300 gallons of clay into Little Mingo Creek in Union Township two months ago, according to a notice of violation issued by the state Department of Environmental Protection.  

How Clean Energy Launched Dirty Girl Laundry (and Helped Revive an Economy)

A surge of natural gas workers into Western Pennsylvania has given local entrepreneurs the opportunity to reinvent themselves in their hometowns.  

Cal U: Catering to Capturing Energy Jobs

When Range Resources drilled the first Marcellus Shale well in 2004, it kicked off the rebirth of the shale oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania.